Sport Cruiser Airplane

July 31, 2017


Silhouette image of generic CRUZ model; specific model in this crash may look slightly differentASN Wikibase Occurrence # 21802

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Date: 21-JUL-2008 Time: 10:30 CDT Type:
CZAW SportCruiser Owner/operator: Sport Pilot Chicago Registration: N602CF C/n / msn: 08SC129 Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1 Other fatalities: 0 Airplane damage: Substantial Location: Newark-Cushing Field, LaSalle County, IL - United States of America Phase: Approach Nature: Private Departure airport: Newark-Cushing Field, IL (OC8) Destination airport: Newark-Cushing Field, IL (OC8) Narrative:
About 1030 central daylight time, a Czech Aircraft Works Sport Cruiser, N602CF, sustained substantial damage when it impacted terrain near Cushing Field (0C8), Newark, Illinois. The sport pilot received fatal injuries. The airplane was registered as a Special - Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA), and was operated as a rental airplane by Sport Pilot Chicago, located at 0C8. The 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight departed 08C about 1030 on a local flight. There were no witnesses to the accident. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed.

A witness who was employed at the airport reported that he had returned to 0C8 about 1030. He observed the airplane takeoff from runway 36 (2831 feet by 80 feet, grass), but he did not continue to watch it. A pilot flying at the airport spotted the airplane in a bean field at 1300. The accident site was located within 0C8's traffic pattern about where the turn from a left downwind to a left base leg would be made.

Photo: NTSBRevision history: Date/time Contributor Updates 23-Jul-2008 11:36 Fusko Added 23-Jul-2008 23:21 jorgetadeu7 Updated 24-Jul-2008 12:07 Fusko Updated 20-Oct-2008 10:51 RobertMB Updated 13-May-2010 05:34 harro Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative] Number of views: 2452
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